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Shattering Boundaries: Breaking Barriers and Building Empowerment

Beyond Boundaries: UK & Europe Diversity Summit

Join ServiceNow for a discussion on how companies can shatter boundaries by breaking barriers and build empowerment through an inclusive workplace culture, mentorship and support networks, fostering more diverse leadership, closing the gender pay gap and developing the next generation of tech professionals.

Darice Brown (She/Her)

Darice Brown is Sr. Director of DEI Strategic Partnerships at ServiceNow, where she engages with strategic partners to advance the company’s DEI narrative, provide inclusive professional development opportunities, and help to open new channels for business growth.

Before joining ServiceNow, Darice honed her experience in reputation management, diversity communications, supply chain communications, and messaging with Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations.

She holds an M.B.A. from Cardinal Stritch University and a B.A. degree in Professional Communications from Alverno College.

Alanzo Blackstock (He/Him)

Alanzo Blackstock is the Senior Regional Director for the Alliance and Channel Ecosystem business in the UK and Ireland, with responsibility for delivering on ServiceNow transformational vision and business outcomes with ServiceNow partners.

Prior to ServiceNow, Alanzo spent 3 years leading the VMware Channel organisation in the UK and Ireland, and prior to that he spent 12 years at Cisco in Professional Services, Sales and Partner Management roles. He describes himself as someone with passion and integrity, who thrives on acquiring new skills and experiences.

Alanzo is an MBA graduate from Warwick Business School. He lives in Oxford with his wife and two boys.

Surbhi Srivastava (She/Her)

Surbhi Srivastava is part of ServiceNow’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team, leading the strategy building locally for the APJ region as well as globally for Technology teams across the organization. As the regional leader for DEI, she leads ServiceNow’s regional efforts to strengthen the inclusive culture, ensure employees are treated equitably, and create an even deeper sense of belonging while also ensuring the unique needs of the region are addressed.

As the DEI Business Partner supporting key IT and engineering functions within ServiceNow she is helping them focus on DEI goals globally and implement inclusion strategies that foster sustainable change.

Surbhi holds a master’s in business administration from Hyderabad, India and is currently residing in London with her husband and 2 daughters.


The impact of Employee Resource Groups on your career journey

Beyond Boundaries: UK & Europe Diversity Summit

At Stryker, an essential part of our culture has always been respecting each individual’s strengths and values. Building on this foundation, we continue to create an inclusive, engaging work environment and prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in keeping with our values of Integrity and People. Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups that serve as a resource for members and organizations by fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives. Join us as we talk about Stryker’s perspective on DE&I, learn about our ERGs, and the impact they have made on us during our own career journeys.

Charlotte Mather (She/Her)

Charlotte Mather is a Global Process Lead with over 18 years’ experience within Customer Experience and Operations across public sector and medical device industries. Along with her day job, she is passionate about DE&I and leads the UK DE&I umbrella at Stryker and is based in Oxford, England.

Scarlett Mascarenas (She/Her)

Scarlett Mascarenas is a Talent Acquisition professional with almost 15 years' experience within the media, tech and medical device industries who currently oversees the global diversity recruitment strategy at Stryker. She is based in New York.

Franziska de Rooij (She/Her)

Franzi de Rooij is a finance professional with more than 20 years of experience in consumer goods, coffee and medical device industries who currently oversees the Finance activities for our Neurovascular business in Stryker Europe and EEMEA. She is based in Amsterdam.


RECORDING: DEIB and Workplace Bullying

Beyond Boundaries: UK & Europe Diversity Summit

Seeing as workplace bullying tends to disproportionately impact underrepresented groups, it’s an important consideration of any comprehensive DEIB strategy. Why does it happen? What does it look like? How can bystanders and organizations respond effectively? In this talk, physician and leadership coach Dr. Adam Harrison answers these questions, and also explains how your DEIB strategy can prevent workplace bullying from occurring.

Dr. Adam Harrison

I'm a physician, lawyer and leadership coach who, as a result of my personal experiences, specialises in confidence and mindset coaching for physicians and other professionals who have been on the receiving end of workplace bullying. As a former medical director, I also work with medical leaders on developing kind leadership cultures based on the compassionate, servant and inclusive leadership model paradigms. The underpinning philosophy to both my workplace bullying and replacing toxic cultures with kind leadership work, is mental and physical wellbeing, so I do a lot of work in that arena too. I strongly believe in doing work aligned with my core values (honesty, justice, gratitude, love and humour) and I believe that shines through in my work. It is extremely important to me that I provide value to my clients. I am a fan of social media, hanging out on LinkedIn (as 'Dr Adam Harrison'), Facebook, Twitter, YouTube (I have my own channel for which I create content) and Clubhouse, where I have co-founded a club. I am also a budding podcaster (by mid-2022 hopefully) and future author of a book on how those who have experienced workplace bullying can change their mindset and restore and reinforce their confidence so they can stop dreading and start enjoying and thriving at work. Most importantly though, I am husband to an incredible female surgeon and father to two amazing girls who changed my career trajectory to help me better work towards achieving that often elusive work-life balance.


RECORDING: A Conversation with Trailblazing Wildlife Filmmaker

Beyond Boundaries: UK & Europe Diversity Summit

“I would have loved seeing an openly gay explorer on TV going on wildlife adventures when I was younger,” says wildlife filmmaker and field biologist Dan O’Neill. Now, young LGBTQIA+ audiences can see exactly that as Dan hosts a brand new 5-part series ‘Giants’ produced by Off The Fence for Curiosity Stream. The series circles the globe on 5 epic expeditions to find the biggest beasts to have walked the planet. ‘Giants’ will be the first time in history, an openly LGBT wildlife presenter will have hosted a series for a major network. We are thrilled to sit down with Dan to discuss his journey, expeditions and his focus on big cats!

Dan O'Neill (He/Him)

Dan O'Neill is a wildlife filmmaker and field biologist, specialising in remote and challenging environments. He has organised numerous expeditions in search of rare animals from the pristine jungles of the northern Amazon and Mayan temple ruins of the Yucatan, to the frozen peaks of Central Asia. He is regularly involved in field studies, primarily working as an expedition leader and technician. He has camera-trapped for jaguars and other large mammals across the Neotropics from Guyana to Mexico and assisted the Snow Leopard Trust in Central Asia.

Dan is a graduate of the prestigious MA Wildlife Filmmaking program from the BBC Natural History Unit. He regularly produces independent conservation & expedition films and is a creator for Sony Pro Filmmaking.

Dan’s brand new 5-part series ‘Giants’ produced by Off The Fence for Curiosity Stream, premiered in May 2023. The series circles the globe on 5 epic expeditions to find the biggest beasts to have walked the planet. ’Giants’ will be the first time in history, an openly LGBT wildlife presenter will have hosted a series for a major network.


Embracing Soft-Life Principles for Career Sustainability and Longevity: Empowering Black Women and WOC

Beyond Boundaries: UK & Europe Diversity Summit

Join Business Strategist and Host of Flourish in the Foreign Christine Job as she aims to delve into the transformative power of embracing the soft life philosophy—an approach that combines a strategic entrepreneurship mindset with holistic well-being practices. This philosophy empowers individuals, particularly Black women, and WOC, to navigate their professional journeys with self-awareness, resilience, and purpose. By sharing inspiring anecdotes, tangible strategies, and thought-provoking insights, Christine aspires to inspire and empower summit attendees to embrace soft-life principles for sustained career success, well-being, and personal growth.

Christine Job (She/Her)

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain. Her podcast "Flourish in the Foreign" celebrates, elevates, and affirms the voices & stories of Black women living & thriving abroad, while also exploring living abroad as a pathway to wellness. Launched in 2020, "Flourish in the Foreign" was shortlisted for the 2021 International Women's Podcasting Awards and won the Black Podcasting Awards 2021 Best International Podcast award. It was included in Apple podcast's 2023 Black History Month podcast spotlight, "In Everything". As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.